15 days in Spain, Portugal & Munich Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Portugal & Munich Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
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Madrid, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip planning app.

Oklahoma City, USA to Munich is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in December, expect nights in Munich to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé & Catedral Primada). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Munich to Madrid in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Paddock Paradise Ronda, Reservatauro Ronda, &more), Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Nerja (Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja & Church of El Salvador). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with La Calle Larios and examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Malaga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Malaga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Malaga to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Malaga in January, you will find days in Lisbon are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.

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Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 10th (Mon), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto vacation website.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Porto, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.